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Old 03-24-2013, 05:17 PM
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puked.. need some info

So over the weekend I was driving my truck harder then normal, and when I parked it, I puked about 1/2 gallon of coolant out of the degas bottle. I put it all back to stock and brought it to ford, still have warranty.. The diesel tech thought it was the head gaskets, but wanted to do tests first. First thing they wanted to do was change out the degas bottle and cap since there is a new design for them encase it was a faulty cap. They also tested the coolant for gases and came back negative. So they ruled out head gaskets. I just got my truck back a few days ago, drove it stock and hard for a few days to see if it would puke before changing out the exhaust, and well no puking. So I threw the DPF delete back on and the mini max.. i've been driving like normal (not hard) and so far no more puking.. What are the odds that it was just a bad cap? Any other way I can test to be sure its not head gaskets? Should I push down on the skinny pedal alittle and see if it pukes again?
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:21 PM
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It is very likely that it was the bottle cap, you also could have flash boiled the coolant with the egr heat. Only one way to really check for headgaskets for sure is to pressure test the system which I am sure is what he done
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:25 PM
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I think they said they pressure tested it, and showed normal.. i've been tuned for about 20,000 miles and I know hg's are going to go sooner or later, and I have heard it only being the cap, just wanted to get some more input
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:29 PM
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You could have flash boiled your coolant like Woodboy mentioned. It hasn't happened to me yet, but when I do drive my truck hard ive seen the temperature go up, just no puking Thank God! Mine is payed off so I want the money left over for goodies like EGR delete, exhaust, lift.....the list will be too long to type up on here.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:32 PM
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Yes, my list is long as well haha!! So I'm still good to drive on it? what about driving it hard?
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:36 PM
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Yes, my list is long as well haha!! So I'm still good to drive on it? what about driving it hard?
I think your good to drive, just easy on the ol'girl. As far as driving it hard, what is driving it hard for you? I like to floor it once in a while, and gun it on the freeway and back roads. The times I seen my temperature go up has been when I do a donut on the truck....or maybe a 2 min donut on some heavy soil
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:42 PM
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Same as you.. no donuts though, and the ol'girl only has 46k miles on her! She's still young
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:44 PM
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I think that if the truck is not getting sufficient cool air (In my case, a billow of smoke and a curtain of dust) you will have the temperature go up quick.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:45 PM
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Oh man, now I need to ask before I say anything my baby has 176,xxx +
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I ma thinking you were steping on the go pedal perty hard at every stop and light
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